September 13, 2013 |
The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks - which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as many think they should, but rather distinguishing themselves from it. By getting classic. Which is not necessarily to say good - though not necessarily to say bad, either. FOR THE RECORD: Fall TV preview: A capsule description of the new DirecTV drama "Full Circle" in the Sept.
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September 12, 2013
Frank Tripucka Broncos quarterback in first AFL season Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park, N.J., the Broncos announced. His family said he had congestive heart failure. A former standout at Notre Dame, Tripucka played for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals and Dallas Texans in the NFL and for Saskatchewan and Ottawa in Canada.
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September 11, 2013 |
Don Nelson, a screenwriter, film producer and musician who co-wrote scripts for "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" - the classic American television series centered on his brother Ozzie's family - as well as for more than two dozen other films and TV series, has died. He was 86. Nelson, who had Parkinson's disease, died of an aortic aneurysm Tuesday at his home in Studio City, said his wife, Marilyn. As a staff writer for "Ozzie and Harriet," one of the longest-running family comedies in TV history, Nelson came up with Ricky Nelson's trademark catchphrase "I don't mess around, boy," and contributed to more than 200 episodes of the series with storylines anchored famously on the harmless.
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September 3, 2013
Frank Pulli MLB umpire turned to instant replay in '99 Frank Pulli, 78, a longtime umpire for Major League Baseball who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, died Wednesday in Palm Harbor, Fla., of complications from Parkinson's disease, according to MLB. Pulli umpired in the National League from 1972 to '99 and worked four World Series, six NL championship series and two All-Star games....
August 21, 2013 |
Hollywood always loved Elmore Leonard. The prolific novelist-screenwriter, who died Tuesday at age 87, didn't always return the affection. Over the course of Leonard's six-decade do-si-do with the entertainment industry, his plain-spoken prose provided the basis for dozens of movies and TV shows across several genres: westerns and crime pot-boilers, dramas and comedies. The best of them capture the bestselling author's identification with knock-around guys doing morally dubious things - usually under the threat of gun violence - and crackle with Leonard's singular brand of street-wise cool.
August 19, 2013 |
It's no secret that Kanye West has a love/hate ( strong emphasis on "hate" ) relationship with the press. The outspoken rapper has turned his battle with paparazzi into a sport, rarely speaks to the media and turned his back on the traditional promo circuit when it came to his recently released -- and rather polarizing -- album, “Yeezus.” So what does a now press-shy superstar do when you have a baby with a media personality whose family...
August 11, 2013 |
"Glee" star Lea Michele was honored at the Teen Choice Awards and dedicated her win to her late boyfriend and former costar, Cory Monteith. "I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very past difficult few weeks," Michele told the audience Sunday in her first public appearance since Monteith died from an overdose of alcohol and heroin...
August 7, 2013 |
Drake is speaking out about the bizarre tweets Amanda Bynes has sent his way, calling the messages "a little weird and disturbing. " The former Nickelodeon actress, on an extended, involuntary psychiatric hold stemming from a July 22 incident in which she started a small fire in a stranger's driveway and ignited her own pants, has professed her love for the rapper on more than one occasion. In some of her posts, she said he was "a hot fellow," while in another, more vulgar tweet, she stated that she wanted him "to murder my vagina.
August 5, 2013 |
Discovery Channel's Shark Week has begun to gobble up social media attention, as fin fans turned to Twitter to discuss the first special, "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives," about a hunt for a killer shark off the coast of South Africa. Two Shark Week programs broke into the top 10 most talked about TV shows on Twitter for the week of July 29-Aug. 4, according to SocialGuide, which ranks the most social TV programs ranked by activity on the social media site. The network did plenty to fan the Twitter frenzy, including hosting a Google+ Hangout at the National Aquarium's Blacktip Reef in Baltimore, an exhibit swarming with sharks.
July 29, 2013 |
In an example of medium meeting message, MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show," which deals with truth and lies in online dating, was the most-tweeted-about TV show last week, according to measurement firm SocialGuide. The show, now in its second season, is the creation of Yaniv "Nev" Schulman, who was the subject of the 2010 documentary film "Catfish" about his being duped into an online relationship with a married, middle-aged woman who had adopted a fake Facebook persona, posted phony photos and adopted a higher-pitched voice in phone conversations.